Witness statement Emma Adam: I want to report something that happened to me and my sister a few years ago now back in 2013. We still don’t know to this day what we saw, I dont have a name for it and nothing on Google is matching up with it, someone said it could be red deer as they will stand on two feet but this was no deer. We were driving along Limby Hall lane in Swannington in Leicestershire this is just past the Grace Dieu Priory area and we decided on this route as it was new for us and we wanted to walk the dogs somewhere different for a change, my sister lived in Eastwood Nottingham at the time so she came over and slept the night at mine in Whitwick. We were out on the lane and it was getting darkish but there was still plenty enough light to walk our two dogs, I would say it was roughly around Feb and about 10/11 pm time. My sister was the driver and I was the passenger and our dogs were in the back.
As we went down the lane a man came out from the fields with three dogs and crossed the road into the woods to the side and we thought nothing of it. We stopped the car to let them pass as it is a single road and you can’t turn your car around until you reach the rest stops which we call “pull ins”. After the man passed us we went a few pull in’s along the road, but still not wide enough to turn the car and we decided to just keep going until we could turn around safely and head back. We carried along Limby Hall Lane for some time and then in the distance and in the light from the car headlights we could see something was walking across the road and it was walking strangely? it was very tall I would say at least 7/8ft tall and It looked injured as it walked across the road slowly with a limp and an arched back. It was very wide and all black, and as the headlight didn’t reach it properly we couldn’t get a really good look at the face. I said to my sister “stop the car wtf is that thing”??? She said “I have no idea” and she pressed her horn and to our horror this thing stopped in the middle of the road and turned and stared at the car, I told my sister to put the main beam on. As she did this we were still not close enough to light it all up, the only thing that did light up was it’s eyes, it was reflecting not just two eyes, but many eyes . This thing had multiple reflective eyes. It just stood there in the road for ages looking at the car. Then it walked with what I believe to be a limp into the woods in the field, and was gone.
At this point we are both “bricking” it, as we pressed the central locking and as we couldn’t turn the car round and we had to go forward towards where this thing had stood. As we went past the point where it went into the woods the road was pitch black and my sister floored it. Now on telling people this they don’t believe you and I dont suppose it will until it happens to them. We Googled to find this creature but we can’t find anything that matches it.
My sister and my three friends are going back to Limby hall lane at night to investigate the earlier sighting. On Chatting my friend we realised that her uncle saw the same thing as me and my sister witnessed in the road, this time it was walking along the grass verge at night. His account is almost exactly the same as mine in exactly the same area and stretch of road.. Just opposite Grace Dieu Priory he also saw a crouched dark figure, no face could be seen as the figured was so hunched over, with an arched back, it was coming towards him almost heading for his car, this was at the junction opposite the ruins. He turned left sped off quickly towards Loughborough, and now he will never drive past the area and avoids it at all times. This is clearly that needs looking into further.